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MMJ / Reporter


Sarasota, FL 07-25-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
MMJ / Reporter - WWSB

About WWSB:

Live, work and play in a very unique media market that so many vacationers call a top destination. WWSB-TV is the ABC Television station serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties on the Suncoast of Southwest Florida. Beautiful, postcard worthy views are bountiful, and so are the opportunities to enjoy the Florida lifestyle. Yes, the beaches are minutes away. So are some of the top attractions in Tampa Bay, Orlando and South Florida. You're a quick ride from some of the most popular theme parks and cruise ports. While visitors come and go, our station and our newsroom are committed to serving the thousands upon thousands of people who call the Suncoast home. You'll find a special emphasis on covering news with a hyperlocal focus, while embracing the best practices found in some of the region's top markets.

Job Summary/Description:

WWSB-TV / ABC7 in Sarasota, Florida, is searching for our next Multi-Media Journalist. This person will consider themselves a lead story MMJ, who is comfortable delivering breaking news in the field as they are from newsroom. A positive attitude and ability to engage our audience on-air and on digital platforms is a must. This reporter will present live stories in our newscasts and cultivate sources in our community.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Develop and maintain contacts with local newsmakers and experts
- Pitch confirmed ideas in daily editorial meetings
- Shoot, Edit and File assigned news reports in television, digital and social formats
- Produce live enterprise and breaking stories using MMJ workflows
- Deliver content with clean, engaging, and thoughtful delivery
- Write and post real time updates on digital and social platforms
- Engage audience through social channels and personal appearances
- Ability to partner with newsroom managers and teammates, and teamwork

* Excellent writing, storytelling, and editing skills
* Solid news judgment
* Must be able to report in a broad range of styles with good on-air presentation skills
* Work under pressure
* Familiarity with all distribution platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Internet etc.
* Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism or equivalent is required
* Motor Vehicle Records check are required

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dye93k-3-236-225-157-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.